Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-14M EOM Events (Undock, Entry, Landing) - March 11-12, 2015  (Read 36891 times)

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March 4, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY M15-033

NASA Television to Air Space Station Change of Commander, Return of Three Crew Members

Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory Wednesday, March 11 after almost six months in space performing scientific research and technology demonstrations.

NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their departure and return to Earth, beginning with the space station change of command ceremony on Tuesday, March 10.

Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore of NASA will hand over command of the station to fellow NASA astronaut Terry Virts. At 6:44 p.m. Wednesday, Wilmore and flight engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the space station and land in Kazakhstan at 10:07 p.m. (8:07 a.m. March 12 Kazakh time).

NASA Television coverage is as follows:

Tuesday, March 10

10:25 a.m. -- Change of command ceremony in which Wilmore hands over station command to Virts
Wednesday, March 11

3 p.m. -- Farewell and hatch closure coverage (hatch closure scheduled at 3:25 p.m.)
6:15 p.m. -- Undocking coverage (undocking scheduled at 6:44 p.m.)
9 p.m. -- Deorbit burn and landing coverage (deorbit burn scheduled at 9:16 p.m., with landing at 10:07 p.m.)

Thursday, March 12

12 a.m. -- Video File of hatch closure, undocking and landing activities
10:30 a.m. -- Video File of landing and post-landing activities and post-landing interview with Wilmore in Kazakhstan

Their return will complete 167 days in space since launching from Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, on a mission covering almost 71 million miles. Wilmore will have logged 178 days in space on two flights, the first of which was on space shuttle mission STS-129 in 2009. Samokutyaev will have spent 331 days in space on two flights, the first of which was on Expedition 27/28 in 2011. This was Serova’s first flight into space.
At the time of undocking, Expedition 43 officially will begin aboard the station under Virts’ command. Along with his crewmates Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency), the three-person crew will operate the station for two weeks until the arrival of three new crew members.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka, are scheduled to launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, March 27 U.S. time (March 28 Kazakh time). Kelly and Kornienko will spend a year aboard the complex collecting valuable biomedical data that will inform future deep space, long-duration missions.

For the NASA TV schedule and coordinate information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For b-roll and other media resources, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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I am presuming unspecified time zone is EDT?

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I am presuming unspecified time zone is EDT?

Yup.  :)
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Rob Navias in the JSC Soyuz sim! :)



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in the middle of hatch close....
2017 - Everything Old is New Again.
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Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha 
Our last minutes together as #Exp42 crew. It's been a pleasure serving on #ISS with these wonderful people.

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Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha     
And then it was time for Sasha to close the Soyuz hatch. They're in there now, undocking in a couple of hours!




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Oh. NASA TV's got rid of their epic music and replaced it with something crap.

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Well I just can't get excited about this after they've denied us the great intro music ;)

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Well I just can't get excited about this after they've denied us the great intro music ;)

It wasn't that bad, just notas good as the last one
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Butch can speak a fair amount of Russian it seems.

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6 in of snow and frigid temperatures at the landing site
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front moving in.
A few clouds at 2000 ft
20000ft ceiling
light & variable winds
20F
correction (from earlier post): 2 inches snow scattered at landing sight
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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NASA TV have fancy new graphics.

Okan could do a lot better ;)

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15min to undocking
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NASA TV have fancy new graphics.

Okan could do a lot better ;)

agreed!
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.



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